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A Ukraine Question
My first post was about climate. To make it clear that I am not a one trick pony, this and the next will be on other, indeed unrelated, issues.
Now that Germany is willing to allow other European countries to send Ukraine Leopard tanks, quite a lot of them should be available quite soon. Tanks, however, are of no use without trained crews. Searching online, I find estimates of training time ranging from six weeks to years.
That raises an interesting question to which perhaps some readers can offer an answer.
Several of the countries that have offered to send tanks to Ukraine made the offer some time back, with Poland threatening that if Germany did not give permission to reexport the tanks to Ukraine they would do it anyway. Even if countries required German permission to send the tanks to Ukraine, they surely did not require permission to send Ukrainians to the tanks, to start training tank crews weeks, even months, before they could send the tanks.
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